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Lansing Child Died Due To Blunt Force, Child Abuse

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LANSING (CBS) — A two-year old died of blunt force trauma and child abuse, the Cook County Medical Examiner ruled on Wednesday.

Lansing EMS and police were called to a home in the 179th block of Wildwood Avenue for a medical emergency and found 2-year-old Jahariah Patterson unresponsive in the home.

Jahariah suffered multiple blunt force injuries due to child abuse, an autopsy confirmed.

Lansing Police are currently conducting a death investigation.

Neighbor Dora Jablonski says police cordoned off her home and much of her block without revealing much about why.

“I saw police cars and yellow tape and had no idea what was going on,” said Jablonski.

Others in the neighborhood said the boyfriend and girlfriend living in the rented home kept to themselves.